Down Royal

  • 12:45 Pudsey Maiden Hurdle2m

  • Winner €9,660 2nd €2,240 3rd €980 4th €560
  • Going: Soft, Soft/Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.10s
  • Off time: 12:45:26
12:45 Down Royal Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 5/1
2nd High Desert (GER) 4/1
3rd Thomas Edison (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 00- White, orange disc, halved sleeves, orange spots on cap Citizenship 148
5 11-12 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 9/110.00
2 0-52066 WHITE, red panel, black sleeves, white chevrons, red cap Cave Artist (IRE) 8
4 11-4 H Rogers B J Cooper 10/111.00
3 4/1-00 White & yellow quartered, yellow chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Definite Knockoff (IRE) 10
5 11-4 Sean Doyle S W Jackson 22/123.00
4 3 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Fahamore 166
4 11-4 E P Harty N P Madden 11/43.75
5 P3/680- MAROON & WHITE STRIPES, emerald green & grey quartered cap High Desert (GER) 182
6 11-4 A L T Moore D N Russell 4/15.00
6 EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE hooped, WHITE cap Jack The Ref (IRE)
4 11-4 P J Rothwell D J Bates (5) 16/117.00
7 86435 Black, white star, white star on cap Noble Pageant (IRE) 21
5 11-4 John Neilan T J Doyle 6/17.00
8 LIGHT BLUE & RED DIAMONDS, red sleeves, light blue cap Once Bitten (IRE)
5 11-4 S Wilson A P Crowe 33/134.00
9 S0 ORANGE, royal blue chevron, royal blue chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap Prince Of Diamonds (IRE) 164
4 11-4 F Flood B T O'Connell 33/134.00
10 Black, Red star, striped sleeves, Red cap Special Bar (IRE)
4 11-4 M O'Hare A E Lynch 16/117.00
11 PINK, white spots, pink sleeves, quartered cap Thomas Edison (IRE)
4 11-4 t1 A J Martin Mr S J Craig (7) 12/113.00
12 384- ROYAL BLUE, yellow star, yellow cap, royal blue star Benny's Fagartha (IRE) 283
5 10-11 M Palussiere E F Power (3)(ex1) 5/16.00
13 0B06-07 Purple & beige diamonds, hooped sleeves, beige cap, purple star Fox's Field (IRE) 7
4 10-11 A A Howard B R Dalton (7) 50/151.00

Verdict

Jessica Harrington has won this several times in recent years but Citizenship will need to show more than he has in his two starts over hurdles to play his part. High Desert ran well in this last year but has been beaten a distance in three subsequent events and Noble Pageant has only shown moderate form in bumpers. Benny's Fagartha showed a glimmer of ability on his bumper debut at Navan a year ago and is much more likely to make a jumper but FAHAMORE looks the one to be on. Edward Harty's son of Kayf Tara attracted a little support on his debut in a Sligo maiden in May and ran well enough behind Shady Pines to suggest he'd be up to winning a race of this nature.